Tom Brady’s time haunting the Atlanta Falcons is over
Tom Brady’s time haunting the Atlanta Falcons has finally come to an end. The quarterback announced his retirement Monday morning leaving the NFC South officially in disarray. Brady stepping away is a pleasant surprise for an Atlanta Falcons team that never beat Brady.
There may not be a team that is more excited for Brady to retire than the Atlanta Falcons. To understand their misery first you have to remember that Brady beat the Atlanta Falcons every time he played them over the span of his 22-year career.
This includes the infamous Super Bowl that Atlanta had won against any other quarterback in league history. No other team or quarterback finds a way to come back.
If not for Tom Brady the Atlanta Falcons would know what it feels like to win a Super Bowl
As much as the Atlanta Falcons and their fans may dislike Brady there is a healthy level of respect as well. Brady will be remembered not only as the greatest quarterback of all time but one of the greatest sports figures in history.
He put up numbers and championships that are unlikely to be matched in our lifetime if ever. As annoying as Tom Brady might have been there is no arguing your way around the greatness and consistency he displayed on the field.
With that said, suddenly the Atlanta Falcons find themselves in a wide-open NFC South with the only franchise quarterback currently in their division. Brady’s retirement not only opens up the division race for the Atlanta Falcons but could change their outlook on the off-season.
The division is open and as we have seen with the Bengals one solid off-season is enough to make a Super Bowl run.
Tom Brady’s retirement will have a ripple effect across the NFC South giving teams hope that this is their year now that they don’t have to go through that guy. Brady’s retirement is great news for Atlanta fans setting up what could be a great off-season.